This not my tractor–a conversation with Joshua

This was the conversation we had with Joshua this morning:

Daddy: Right, let’s get you out of your cot.

Joshua: (Holds up dressing gown) This my rope.

Daddy: Your rope? Great.

Daddy lifts Joshua out of his cot. Joshua wanders through to the landing and speaks with Mummy. He’s holding his dressing gown and a dog cuddle toy.

Joshua: (Holds up dressing gown to show to Mummy) This my rope.

Mummy: Your rope?

Joshua: Yes. (Holds up Copper, the dog from Disney’s The Fox & the Hound). This not my tractor.

Mummy: (Laughs) It’s not your tractor. Ok, what is it?

Joshua: (Looks at Mummy like she’s mad) It Copper!

Mummy: Of course!

There’s never a dull moment in our house!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 48 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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